What we’ve been doing…

The past few days have been full of scrambling around and trying to finish a bunch of odd projects for the kitchen. We’ll be back to share details on a few on those projects, but in the meantime, just know we’ve been doing things like… Building shelves: Painting: Installing shelf brackets: Building bookshelves: Painting: Buying […]

What we Learned about Laying Hardwood Flooring Part 2

We’re back sharing the rest of the flooring tips and tricks we learned along the way. For Part 1, see yesterday’s post. Again, remember to always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for your specific flooring. These are the tips and tricks we learned along the way. 6. The transitions between the new floor and the carpet or […]

What We Learned About Laying Hardwood Flooring Part 1

It’s been a long journey to this point in the remodeling process. Melissa already shared some preview photos of the new floor, here. But we also wanted to share some of the tips for laying flooring that we picked up along the way. First of all, we want to say it’s important to fully research and completely […]

Trimming and Final Touches

Since finishing the floors, we’ve been tackling jobs that will help us get back to a “normal” state of living around here. Unfortunately, these “finishing touches” take a LONG time. But, with Christmas coming up QUICK, we have no choice but to keep going. Thanks for sticking with us as posts have been fewer and […]

And now that we all know I have no patience…

Here we are, blogging failures lately. Sorry, guys. Not only has it taken us a LONG time to get this Q&A video filmed for you guys, we’ve been seriously slacking in the writing department lately with no new house or remodel updates to share. And as you’ll see in the video below, I’m not very […]

The First Look at Our Flooring

Guys, I can finally say the flooring is done. Let’s all pause for cheering and celebration, okay? I hope you also celebrated Thanksgiving and had a grand ‘ole time. It’s been a crazy, busy couple of weeks around the Loving Here household. Are you all celebrated out? Good. Thanks for joining in on that with […]

Adding Some Spice with Target for Thanksgiving – Sponsored Post

Congrats to our winner! Comment number 10! Winner has been notified and prize will be fulfilled by Target. This post is #Sponsored by #TargetWedding, but the words and opinions are all our own.  Even though we REALLY wanted to have our kitchen project totally done by Thanksgiving, which isn’t going to happen, I’m still excited […]

Sponsored Post – Seeing Better With Sunglasses

***Psst! There’s a giveaway going on at the bottom of this post! Don’t miss your chance for some free glasses!  *******Also, don’t miss the giveaway going on here until Nov. 16,  for $40 in giftcards in honor of our blogiversary! This post is sponsored by Firmoo Eyewear. I received a free pair of glasses in exchange for […]

It’s Blogiversary Time Again! GIVEAWAY ALERT!

Winner has been chosen! Congrats, Lauren! This week marks two years of this little blog and we are super excited to celebrate with all of you! I’ve been wanting to do some updates to our design, so be on the lookout for those coming up in the next few weeks. Life’s been crazy around here […]

Weekend Rewind: Door Draft Distraction Edition

As we’ve found time and time and time again through this entire year of remodeling, projects beget projects. So, after spending the majority of the last few weeks on the floor, literally, while we put down our new flooring, we noticed a few drafts coming in from various places. Namely, the front door wasn’t sealing […]

To-Do or Not To-Do: Free Printables for You!

Last year, I shared my personal daily to-do list with you guys, here. Earlier this year, I revamped my design and had more printed for my daily tasks. I use these everyday and have found them to be really helpful for focusing my time on the most important tasks I have to do that day. […]

Resolution Update – It’s Time for One Final Push

You guys, it’s November, and that means we only have a few weeks left to accomplish our entire list of 2014 goals and resolutions. To refresh yourself on our progress over the year, you can read our original resolution post, here, and our first update, here, and where we were at the halfway point, here.  This […]

Weekend Rewind: “LEAFing” Fall Behind

We may have had our last gorgeous fall day if the weather people are correct. Today’s highs were above 70 degrees, and the weekend was still sunny enough to spend some time outdoors compared to what is in the forecast for the coming few days. In fact, we might even be seeing some snow this week! […]

A Cute Place for Coats

While we’ve been in the middle of our giant flooring project (2 big rooms and 2 hallways, plus doorways and more is a lot of square feet of new flooring!), I took the opportunity to paint the inside of the coat closet. We hadn’t touched it since moving in and there were scuffs everywhere in […]

Prepping to Lay Engineered Wood Flooring

I shared last week about our frustrating progress of demoing all the floors. You can read that here. Then it was time to actually start prepping the subfloor for our engineered hardwood flooring. This is one of those projects where (hopefully) it takes a long time to set up but then goes fast once you get […]

Weekend Rewind: Happy Halloween Edition

Happy belated Halloween, friends! Hope everyone had a great time getting dressed and ready to go party/trick-or-treat/give out candy/etc. I wanted to take a few minutes to share our pumpkins this year: For those of you who might be new, carving pumpkins is one activity Wyatt and I have done since 2006, I think. It’s […]

A Second Chance at Some Snaps

Giveaway ended! Winner has been notified. Hi everyone! Since it’s Thursday, and since our last giveaway ended, and since I’m feeling lots of love toward your guys, I’m doing a “second chance giveaway” today! Basically, if you didn’t win our big sponsored Snapea prize yesterday, just leave a comment on this post and I’ll choose […]

Weekend Rewind: Flooring Frustration Edition

This post was SUPPOSED to go live yesterday. It was also SUPPOSED to include some photos of flooring actually nailed down. But neither of those things happened. Bummer. But let me back up and start at the beginning. First of all, we did get a lot done over the weekend. So I’m happy about that. […]

Finally, Some Fall Festivities

Now that it’s a week before Halloween, I’m finally getting on the decoration bandwagon. I already showed you guys the new fall wreath I made, here. But last night, I finally got the rest of our house all fall-ified. I was hesitant at first to decorate because I knew we are going to be tearing […]

I Really, Really, Really Like the New Range Hood

And because I really, really, really like the new range hood, I wanted to share some finished pictures of everything all installed. I talked about phase 1 of installation here. Wyatt came back and discussed his work in the attic and on the roof . And now it looks like this: To back up, we […]

Oh, Snap! Sponsored Post and Giveaway!

GIVEAWAY ENDED: Winner is comment number 6 (not including my replies), Donita! *This post is sponsored by Harvest Snaps but the content and opinions are all my own. Questions? Email us! Keep reading! We have a fun giveaway for you guys this week. Peas! Or rather, Snapea Crisps. You can check out the Harvest Snaps website using this […]

A Leaf Wreath

Say that 10 times fast, I dare you. Also, say that I’m a slacker because it’s already the end of October and I am just now decorating me house for fall. It’s okay, I deserve it. To be honest, until last Thursday, my front door still looked like this: I know, I know. But I’ve […]

Weekend Rewind: Leaf Peeping Edition

This weekend, Wyatt and I snuck off for a long weekend of glorious fall fun away from home. We had gorgeous fall weather the entire time, and despite Wyatt ending up with a cold, we had a great time just relaxing and not working on the kitchen.  And taking couch selfies using a new setting […]

DIwYatt: Venting the Range Hood Through the Roof

Melissa wrote about putting up the Range Hood and the vent into the attic here. What was remaining on this project was to continue the vent out of the roof. We were using a long extension piece of 6-inch pipe to get out to the roof that we found at Home Depot. Then, on the […]